I have been on a self imposed brunch ban since mid February and what better way to break the ban than a visit to the Four Seasons. I had heard great reviews about their ‘Crust’ brunch and I was excited for May 5th to roll around and try it out for myself. We arrived for our 12.15 reservation a little early and as the team were still setting up, the Restaurant Manager asked if we had been to the pool bar before. We said no so he took us on a tour. Eclipse pool bar is located on the third floor with rooftop views overlooking the water over to the Abu Dhabi skyline from Al Maryah island.
We had a quick look around the bar and terrace area and decided we would be returning for sundowners before the weather gets too hot. After a stroll around we went back downstairs to Crust and were taken to our table. I couldn’t sit down yet as I wanted to scope out the food before the restaurant got too busy! The first thing I noticed before I even got to the food was the Bloody Mary station complete with everything you could need to make yourself the perfect Bloody Mary including slices of bacon!
Next up was the raw food bar with mussles from Ireland and France, lobster, crab and mini tacos filled with seafood goodness!
Beyond the raw bar there was a pizza and pasta station, a roast dinner station with beef, lamb chops, roast turkey and all the trimmings, and then a long buffet table with chaffing dishes full of Indian and Arabic dishes.
Over at the dessert area there was a sorbet and ice cream cart with numerous different topping options from fruit and nuts to haribo jellies. There were shelves of different little bite sized desserts and cones filled with chocolate dipped strawberries.
My favourite part about the brunch at Crust is not only do you have the buffet selection of food to choose from but the staff also bring carts of food directly to your table throughout the meal service so you get to try many different dishes and see how talented the kitchen staff at Crust really are.
We went for the Bubbles and Cocktails option priced at 385AED. Definitely worth it and we will be back.
Four Seasons Hotel
Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel. 971 (2) 333 2222